Carolina Hurricanes vs. Minnesota Wild - Compuware NHL Premiere
HELSINKI, FINLAND - OCTOBER 7: Eric Nystrom #23 of the Minnesota Wild checks Erik Cole #26 of the Carolina Hurricanes at the Hartwall Areena during the 2010 Compuware NHL Premiere game on October 7, 2010 in Helsinki, Finland. (Photo by Matti Matikainen/NHLI via Getty Images)
You get the right the whistles at the right times, you can leave him out there. He's a beast when it comes to being on the ice. I thought [Saturday] he was a big man. That first period, he did that lateral cut and it was like three bowling pins bounced off him. There's not too many guys that can do that.
— Capitals coach Barry Trotz on Alex Ovechkin, who enters February tied for the NHL lead in goals